Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Luke Savage - Jacobin
The Pentagon’s bloated budget is a colossal waste of resources that could be better used elsewhere. But it’s also an outrage to democracy.
Ken Silva - Epoch Times
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has released a report showing how the Pentagon can cut $1 trillion in spending by tweaking its national defense strategy.
Brett Wilkins - Common Dreams
"Saving a trillion dollars that could be devoted to preventing pandemics, addressing climate change, or reducing racial and economic injustice is no small matter."
Laurel Briar - The Garden Island
The Climate Crisis is the most-certain and the most-immediate of any of the threats the U.S. faces, including the military.
John Bachtell - People's World
Since Sept. 11, 2001, the U.S. has spent a mindboggling $21 trillion on foreign and domestic militarization. Meanwhile, the entire Republican Party and a handful of centrist Democrats are trying to block or whittle down a $3.5 trillion human infrastructure bill that covers the next ten years because, they say, ...
Rose Aguilar - KALW Public Radio
Since the 9/11 attacks, the US has spent more than $21 trillion on militarization, surveillance, and repression, all in the name of security, according to the Institute for Policy Studies’ report, State of Insecurity: The Cost of Militarization Since 9/11.
Mehdi Hasan - MSNBC
NBC’s Mehdi Hasan spoke to Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore about his infamous 2003 Oscar speech, accountability in the ‘War on Terror,’ military spending, and President Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Marjorie Cohn - Truthout
A drone flies over the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 31, 2021.
Kenny Stancil - Common Dreams
The latest passage of the NDAA "is particularly strong evidence that Pentagon contractors' interests easily take precedence over national security and the public interest for too many members of Congress," said one critic.
Kelly Denton-Borhaug - Tom Dispatch
Accountability and the war of terror.